Free Covid-19 tests for Sharjah govt employees, their families

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Sharjah - The free tests will target all employees, including Emiratis and residents.

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Published: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 7:09 PM

Sharjah government employees and their families will now be tested free of cost, the emirate's human resources department has announced.

The free tests will target all employees, including Emiratis and residents, who work in the Sharjah government's different departments, bodies and institutions, as well as their families, at the testing centres in Expo Centre Sharjah and the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club headquarters.

The announcement was made by the Sharjah Directorate of Human Resources (SHRD), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Sharjah Medical District and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA.

Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadem, Member of the Sharjah Executive Council and Chairman of the SHRD has lauded the efforts of the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, aiming to ensure the health of all the government's employees, including UAE citizens, residents and their families, aiming to provide the best levels of healthcare to protect the safety of the people.

Commenting on this, Saif Obaid Deaifis Al Muhairi, Director of the Office of the SHRD chairman, has expressed the directorate's keenness to expand the scope of the tests in the emirate, contributing to ensuring the early detection of the virus, as part of the precautionary and preventive measures by the Sharjah government.

Al Muhairi said in conclusion, that the SHRD had previously organised the tests for the employees who started their work from their offices, emphasising the Directorate's keenness to exert all possible efforts in curbing the spread of the virus.

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